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Cucumber pollination issue

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I have a cucumber plant which is producing but I got confused after watching a video saying I need to manually polinate female flowers. The video explained that the female flower has a cucumber on its end part but the thing is my little cucumbers are dropping their flower so how can I polinate (if I should in the first place) or no need and these little cucumbers will turn into mature ones ? Please help me understand


Posted by: reem (9 points) reem
Posted: November 26, 2014




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Not all cucumbers need to be pollinated . If you see that your cukes are parthenocarpic it is bad to pollinate them. They produce seedless cukes and will be bitter and mishaped if pollinated. If you need to pollinate flowers remove the male flower(the male flower has a thin stem )from the plant remove the petals and rub it on the center of the female flower(the one with the baby cuke on it).If your flowers are falling off it means you are waiting too long ,you want to pollinate them as soon as you see that they have opened (best time is early morning as many flowers will just be opening then). Hope this helps.


Posted by: Tony (8 points) Tony
Posted: November 26, 2014




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